“We” have discovered that in order to train and live and recover, the moneysuckers must be kept fat and happy at all times lest they become circling vultures. If you think this sounds simple, you should try feeding a 16, 14, 12, 10 and 8 year old three squares a day, with snacks and drinks in between, whilst maintaining your own nutrition and training (full time job and other duties aside). You would soon realize that from the time you get up in the morning, until even after you are in bed at night, there is always just one more kid that wants “just one more drink” or “snack”.
I know many people think they have a strenuous feeding schedule, what with planning proper nutrition, etc. for themselves. I’m here to tell you, until you have done this for seven – save it. Especially, when 5 of the 7 have an “x” and “y” chromosome. After trial and error, we think we’ve finally got this science down. Our feeding frenzy actually begins on Saturday with our trip to the store. We used to try to do the store trip and the cooking on Sundays, but alas, one must sleep occasionally. The cooking starts Sunday… and while I work on a meal for the present day, he works on multiple ones for the upcoming week. This involves meatballs, and Mexican dishes and chickens and usually cookies and on and on it goes. Finally, refrigerator and dishwasher full, we collapse in bed about 11, but sleep with the sweet satisfaction that we are guaranteed at least another 7 days of uninterrupted training.